Emergency crews evacuated homes in Runcorn's Windmill Hill overnight, after a fire and suspected gas leak.
Firefighters were called out just after 2am. Police officers and gas officials then cleared the area.
No-one was injured. People have now been allowed back into the area.
More top news
Definitely some sunny spells around for Thursday & Friday - but a strong and cool westerly wind with scattered, potentially heavy showers
Smartphones, tablets and laptops help young people learn, and keep in touch with family, but they could be a bully's means to cause harm.
Cool, showery and windy, but with some sunny spells too!